A minor earthquake with magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) was reported 1 kilometers (1 miles) from Monte Grande in Puerto Rico on Thursday. The 2.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:30:04 / 8:30 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 19 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 00:30:04 / January 1, 2016 @ 12:30 am. Exact location of event, longitude -67.1026 West, latitude 18.0771 North, depth = 19 km. Unique identifier: pr16001000. Ids that are associated to the event: pr16001000.
Earthquake epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Ponce (c. 152 600 pop), 14 km (9 miles) from Mayagüez (c. 78 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arecibo (c. 49 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Barceloneta (c. 22 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Yauco (c. 20 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Orocovis, Manatí, Santa Isabel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Puerto Rico (c. 3 917 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been 0, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 2.5 to 2.9 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 1,300,000 minor earthquakes in the world.
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